Tagged: Persistent Vegetative State

Facilitated Communication Case Fails to Deliver - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Feb 16, 2010

The indefatigable Dr. Novella has been keeping track of the Facilitated Communication case of Rom Houben and via his blog I have learned that further investigation into the case has failed to deliver the goods. As a refresher, late in November last year the news broke of a man who had been misdiagnosed as being [...] … Read More

Locked In - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Feb 06, 2010

Scientists have shown that a patient in a persistent vegetative state can actually understand  and “answer” questions. Use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging has shown very specific brain activity in response to questioning. Activity that can be interpreted in no other way than as a response to a question. This would tend to indicate that [...] Related posts: … Read More

Persistent Vegetative States and the Problem with Facilitated Communication - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Nov 25, 2009

If you read the print version of the NZ Herald today you would have seen featured on the front page a miraculous case of a man [Rom Houben] recovering from a persistent vegetative state and communicating with the world through a touch screen with the help of a carer. The topic of persistent vegetative state [...] … Read More